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welcome to come to louisiana but not for a photo op. instead, he proposed trump consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the flood relief fund. and an editorial in a louisiana is calling for president obama to cut short his vacation and confront flood victim face to face. the white house says mr.
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the clinton foundation will no longer accept foreign or corporate donations if hillary clinton wins the election. bill clinton also renounced he would resign from the board of the charitable foundation and stop giving paid speeches until the election. he wants to avoid the possibility of second-guessing or any other issues should his wife become president. now to california where weary crews are battli another wildfire. the ray fired burned at least 600 acres in santa barbara. it's forced the evacuation two of campgrounds there. it is now 20% contained. aircraft being diverted from other fire to provide aerial assistance there. further south, some residents are being allowed to go back home as crews make some progress in the blue cut fire. the fire is 22% contained. officials still can't say how many homes were destroyed or damaged by that one. back to the olympics. the united states has hit triple
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>> the u.s. picked up seven medals on the day. five of them were gold bringing the number up to 35. the biggest win came in an event where the americans stayed alive for a medal thanks to a second chance. >> reporter: a sweet reprieve for the americans who got a second chance at the women's 4x100 relay. allison felix dropped the baton after being bumped by a runner. the u.s. got a do-over. the americans raced all alone against the clock and were fast enough to make the finals today. it was the u.s. versus france in the women's basketball semis. the americans saying good-bye to the french. trouncing them 86-67. back to track and field and ashton eaton of the u.s. taking gold in the final event of the men's decathlon. the 1,500 meters. he becomes the first repeat decathlon champion since it was done in 1952.
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and more gold for the united states in the women's 400 meter hurdle. delilah muhammad dashes to victory, the first american woman to win gold in the event. ashley spencer barrels her way to bronze. usain bolt proved again he's the world's fastest man. he ran to gold in the men's 200-meter with an easy win. his third straight olympic medal in the 200. he's running in pursuit of a third straight triple. he just needs gold in tonight's 4x100 relay. >> that's probably just a thing that's already written. usain bolt will probably win that one. >> inevitable it seems. we've jinxed peoples like that before, not we, but announcers. forecaster victory prematurely. >> he's one for the history books, usain bolt. he's probably the biggest star in is in jamaica. he's the highest paid athlete
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and when you see the difference between him and the other competitors, you can understand why. >> he makes it look so easy. and you know that obviously it's not because he's competing with the other best people in the world. >> look at that. >> and not only does he make it by that distance, he does it with a smile on his face. >> pretty good. well, coming up, city on edge. new fallout in chicago from the fatal police shooting of a teenager nearly two years ago. >> and lebron james proves he is a difference maker off the court too. hear how the nba champ is impacting the lives of thousands of families. >> you can find us on facebook at and on twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." on twitter at abcwnn.
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a freig a freight train in chile plunged into a river after a bridge collapse. it dated back to 1898, but it's not car way. several cars were carrying hazardous chemicals. no one was hurt. in this country, police in st. louis are hoping the release of this video will help them track down a killer. you can see the passenger in the gray cheffy impala opening fire. the second victim is in critical condition. >> more fallout from the police shooting of a teenager in chicago two years ago. >> the city's police superintendent is calling for
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laquan mcdonald. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: the seven chicago officers facing firing of the now incident seen in this dash cam video. laquan mcdonald running down the street. he did have a knife, but the video shows him moving away from officers before he's gunned down. an autopsy finding he was shot 16 times. chicago's police superintendent concluding that the video contradicts the that mcdonald posed an immeant threat. >> he had no choice, he had to fire. >> reporter: the shooting happened nearly two years ago. the video was not released until more than a year later. the controversy comes at a difficult moment for the city. homicides surging, and police often facing violent criminals. this video shows an officer risking his life. >> i'm hit. i'm hit. >> reporter: his face grazed by a bullet during a high speed chase and gun battle. we see them under fire, and at the same time, allegations of a
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abc news, washington. >> officer van dyke, by the way, has been charged with murder. and just before that video was released, the video being released late last year, they fought to keep it secret for some time. >> the justice department is now investigating whether the police department has a systematic history of violating citizens' rights. a lot of questions to be answered. this heartbreaking image seen around the world. first, lebron james, a champion on the court and off. how he's helping thousands of children and their parents. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now."
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of course we know lebron james brought an nba title to his home state of ohio. the nba superstar is making an even bigger impact in akron. >> he's on a parents get a better education and go to college through his lebron james family foundation. espn has the story. >> lebron james family foundation, we are family reunion. let me hear you make some noise. [ cheers ] >> it's time to look in the mirror and ask ourselves what are we doing to create change?
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our communities, invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them. we all have to do better. thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: the speech lebron james and his fellow nba players gave at the espys earlier this summer was very public. the reason behind it, that was very personal. >> i definitely could have been a statistic. was just me and my mom and no one cared, and there's no way that we're going to be able to make it out of this. i had a dream about that if i ever become successful, it wasn't just going to be about me. when i became a professional, i was like, well i have to figure out a way, with help, still, to make something happen in my community where these kids can al be successful. >> reporter: for years they tried various outreach projects.
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what if a group of third graders were closely supported in school, month after month, year after year, all the way up to graduation? >> the children start in third grade. that's the key time when we start to see children fall through the cracks, and we start to see the achievement gap broadening. we can grab and save these kids. >> reporter: last summer lebron raised that expectation even higher. announcing a partnership with the uner will provide college scholarships for kids in his program who graduate high school. >> it's amazing. it gives you that sense of light for your own kid, because we didn't have it. so to know that she's going to have that is great. >> we have a lot of parents here that didn't graduate high school.
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a lot of parents who didn't graduate high school and putting them in programs where they can get their high school diploma. >> it always kind of haunted me like go back to school, go back to school and stuff. so when i got the letter in the mail for the orientation for the ged class, i was jumping up and down like it's my turn. >> it's great. you can see the difference it makes. i went through a similar program like that through a liz claiborne program. when i was coming up in schl. it was called the acorn students. the other kids called us nerds. she supported us going to see different colleges and straight through high school, and sadly, as you see me here today, it didn't work out that well. i failed. >> you were a nerd? did they see your dance skills? i can't believe that. >> that's what did it. >> lebron welcomed a new class of third graders, and the program will add more than 1200 students. >> it's a wonderful concept. there are a lot of kids that have gone onto success
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of kids that have gone onto success.
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time now for the mix. time now for "the mix." a big 100 medals for the u.s. in the olympics. even the athletes that don't get medals don't come home empty-handed. >> they don't? >> no. they get swag. >> as in you're cool? but each one of the athletes gets this sort of handcrafted swag bag full of athletic gear, you could say. >> not bad. i have the list of the men's here. what the guys get is ten short sleeve t-shirts. four long sleeve pullover shirts. it's about $25,000 a piece. >> that's the medals. that's what they're worth. the swag bags not so much, but you get to look good. >> girls get sports bras, leggings. >> love it.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking right now two this morning on "world news now," breaking right now two american swimmers detained in rio are now on their way back to the u.s. the new video of them boarding the plane after testifying about their claims of robbery. the crime that investigators say never happened. and a turn of the page for donald trump. the presidential candidate is expressing regret for things he said in the past. even showing remorse for causing what he called personal pain. and a grateful musician is using his talent to say thank you. >> an amazing recovery. playing a violin outside a hospital where he had brain surgery only 24 hours earlier. and the music world is rocking with this. a surprise drop overnight. frank ocean, the talk of social media with a sneak peek for fans.
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news now." >> here's very, very late. >> better late than never. >> frank ocean. >> the great national nightmare is over. frank ocean's album is out there somewhere. >> good morning to you all. i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm kendis gibson. we'll get started with the two american swimmers on their way back. they were caught in the middle of the scandal at the olympics. t >> here's a look at gunnar bentz and jack conger. they're set to land later this morning. neither commented on claims that they and two teammates including 12-time medal winner ryan lochte lied about having victims of an armed robbery on sunday morning. >> bentz and conger spent a long day at a rio police station. they left to a chorus of boos with people calling them liars. brazilian detectives say the men along with lochte and james feigen vandalized a gas station bathroom after a night of
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and paid for the damage, and then they left. >> the story started to unravel because of surveillance video from the gas station. police say the part about the armed robbery was made up, and authorities are recommending charges against lochte and feigen. the u.s. olympic committee has apologized to brazil and the city of rio saying the swimmers' behavior was not acceptable, but it's important to >> there are sources close to the swimmers saying they're not recanting their story. they're saying they were held at gunpoint. they are saying it was a security guard from the gas station who was trying to get them to wait for police and recover damages after they vandalized the bathroom. >> in essence, a shakedown, not a robbery. take a look at the videotape, and that's how some people may look at it. >> the new york media having a field day, as you would expect. this is the new york "daily news" for today. i think they get the win.
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>> the "post" also taking advantage of the opportunity calling lochte the ugly american. again, a lot of questions still swirling around this, and we'll have to wait to see how much of this was a misunderstanding. >> i like the small print. liar, liar, speedo on fire. they've done better. they've done better. it might be a little unfair as well. >> they were held at gunpoint. it's not like the story was completely made . >> exactly. those boys are heading back to the a little bit later on this morning, arriving in miami. let's switch gears and go to the race for the white house. speaking of shifting gears, it's a shift in tone for donald trump. expressing regret over his remarks for the first time. >> trump repeatedly tried to reach out to african american voters while addressing supporters in charlotte, north carolina. as he continues to struggle in the polls, he reflected on some of the things he said that may have affected others but refrained from mentioning specifically which comments he
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debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words. or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. and believe it or not, i regret it. and i do regret it. particularly where it may have caused personal pain. >> trump has been accused of insultin immigrants to won, even a gold star family. hillary clinton's campaign is calling the remarks a well written phrase, and the campaign says they'd like to hear him specify which comments he regrets. on the campaign trail trump and mike pence are heading to baton rouge, louisiana, to visit flood victims and tour the damage.
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today spending about $5 million in four swing states. the latest on the effort to reboot the campaign. >> reporter: donald trump taking his law and order persona to a shooting range, firing an assault rifle while in a suit and tie. >> we went down to the range and had a little shooting practice. >> reporter: the gop nominee impressing a north carolina sheriff. >> i got to say this man can shoot. >> reporter: we'll have to take his word for it. cameras not allowed to document trump the he's shaking up his campaign and now starting an uphill climb, though some of his longtime aides refuse to accept he's behind. >> you say it's not a shakeup, but you guys are down. >> says who? >> polls, most of them, all of them. >> says who? >> polls. i just told you. i answered your question. >> okay. which polls? >> all of them. >> okay. >> reporter: now his new campaign manager admitting trump
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little behind, and we are. it lights a fire under us and reminds us of what we need to do to get it done. >> reporter: there is still time. the first debate a prime opportunity to turn things around with millions watching. >> i look forward to it. i like being off the cuff. i've been in 11 debates. i never debated before. my whole life is a debate. >> reporter: conway says trump will hold his first debate prep session this weekend. more than a month before the showdown. they say who. major announcement from bill clinton saying the clinton foundation will no longer take foreign or corporate donations if hillary clinton is president. house republicans have called for an investigation, accusing the foundation of being a pay-for-play foundation. the clintons vehemently deny that. charlotte, north carolina. now to california where crews are battling a second major wildfire.
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600 acres. it is 20% contained. in san bernardino some residents are being allowed to return home as firefighters get a better handle on the blue cut fire. it's considered 22% contained. officials still can't say how many homes were lost. the white house is admitting that a cash payout to iran was connected to a release of prisoners. the obama administration acknowledged for the first time that a $400,000 was used as "leverage." the payment happened on the same day iran released several prisoners. top republicans are demanding answers. administration officials insist that despite new details about the transaction, it was not a ransom payment. russia says it's ready to support a call by the united nations for weekly cease fires in aleppo. the move comes as this image spreads around the globe. it was a little boy pulled from the building after the city was rocked by another devastating air strike. more now from martha raddatz.
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carry him," the medics shout as the young boy on this video shot by syrian activists is rushed to the waiting ambulance. but with so many more to rescue, the 5-year-old, omran is his name, sits alone for just a moment, and then that instant, the single still photograph capturing his innocence. it is an image that says "this is a child like my own." doctors say his physical injuries were minor and the rest surviving another day in syria is never guaranteed. the five-year war has left at least 100,000 children dead. millions of other children remain inside the war-torn nation just like omran. this happened in aleppo where syrian government forces with the help of russians have been bombing rebel groups. in the last few weeks alone,
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killed, as well. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. back in the country, new developments about the zika virus here in the u.s. at least two cases of the virus have been diagnosed in miami beach. it's believed both cases were transmitted by local mosquitoes. 35 people have been infected so far in florida with most of the cases in an area of north miami. a violinist showing off his skills hours after brain surgery. now hundreds are opening their hearts and wallets to help him. >> one day after having a brain tumor removed, he played outside the roch esther -- rochester hospital where he had the operation to inspire other patients and thank his supporters. the supporters have responded with a gofundme account to help pay his bills. it's raised more than $17,000. >> he sounds great. listen. ? >> not bad at all.
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he's actually known around the world, and came to the u.s. from bulgaria at 11 years old in the late '90s and has made quite a name for himself. ? >> very cool. 24 hours later. >> even performed on "america's got talent." 2012. >> 24 hours later. coming up, bowl strikes again. the fastest man on the planet makes history one more time. and flawless? you be the judge as beyonce takes the plunge off the side of a yacht. first, a look at today's forecast. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by leesa mattress. to you by laes a
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? oh, no. >> exactly. >> it's the last day. >> yes. the last day. >> i'm wondering how many of you are grateful for that as well. >> 29-year-old usain bolt says he's getting old. you wouldn't know it by his latest gold medal performance. >> he won the third straight olympics. that gives him eight gold medals. when asked about the 2020 games in tokyo, he said i think this is the last one. >> that means he'll be back. and hanging on to the title of world's greatest athlete, ashton eaton. the first man to win back-to-back medals in the decathlon since 1984. he cemented his victory with a
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olympian took bronze in the heptathalon last week. >> quite an threatic family there. >> yep. and americans kendis gibswe in the men's shot put. a record toss of nearly 74 feet. the silver, the first time the u.s. has finished in the top two spots in the event since 1996. it looked like the united states' chances to medal in the 4 x felix dropped the baton during an exchange, but after a protest, they ruled she was bumped by a brazilian runner. the u.s. team was allowed to run by itself against the clock late tuesday and qualified for tonight's final. lucky. and the united states' delilah muhammad is now the first american woman to win the 400-meter hurdles. she was joined by spencer who took the bronze.
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rio. 35 of them gold so far. >> there you see china is far behind with 58. portugal with one. >> how is belize doing? >> zero. we're going good. >> it's kind of like the u.s. >> it is not -- >> just missing a few other -- >> missing the one. >> nice, round number. >> is it time for our last and final samba? when c spiderman's new love interest is breaking barriers and we're sambaing. ?
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? skinny so skinny ? "skinny" time. we're going to start with breaking "skinny" news. twitter blowing up overnight. fans have been waiting apparently a long time for music from frank ocean, and apparently it's finally here. ? >> the singer has debuted a 45 minute visual album titled "endless" on apple music after live streaming it for fans. for many, the wait for this has
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>> ocean has been teasing it for months now. it was supposed to drop weeks ago. and that had the internet in some agony. >> really. check out this meme here. >> it says, "still waiting for the new frank ocean album." >> ocean's first album was released in 2012. he was then nominated for six grammys including best new artist and best urban contemporary album. it's still the top trending thing right now on twitter. >> this new album. >> yeah. >> so there. voila. the world. >> you're welcome, world. . >> your wishes have been answered. so we all know beyonce is considered flawless, and it appears she's also pretty fearless. she's on vacation with her family hanging out in their 30-foot yacht in italy. and she decided to jump off it.
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olympics. do you think? and while she doesn't quite rank with the divers in rio, you know, i think she had a relatively small splash. >> she didn't get that perfect vertical. >> that's a problem. that is the key. the chinese divers always get that perfect vertical. >> yeah. >> you can even see in that video jay-z was waiting for her below, snapping photos of the plunge. gold, silver, >> an a for effort. [ splash ] kind of like our samba. >> an a for effort, an f for reality. a former disney star and "dancing with the stars" star has landed a groundbreaking new role for mary jane watson in the upcoming "spider-man," making
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march. her role was kept under wraps. the 19-year-old will star opposite tom holland. it swings into theaters next summer. >> not to be confused by "being mary jane," which was black. a whole other story. >> okay. so if you could get a tour from london by any of the royals, who would you pick? >> harry. >> the queen? >> no, definitely not the queen. >> you, sir -- >> wrong? >> are this one. >> a new survey of americans commissioned by london's mayor finds most of us would want queen elizabeth to show us around. if she wasn't available, most said the princes or duchess would do. >> that would do? i guess i'll hang out with harry for the day. >> and if you had to settle for a commoner, adele and david beckham were the favorites. >> can you call them commoners? >> he's been knighted, hasn't he? >> sir david beckham? >> i don't know.
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and finally this half hour, our look back at the week gone and finally this half hour, our look back at the week gone by from fires and floods to the thrill of olympic gold. >> and who can forget about the election? here is our "friday rewind." >> this is a m other fire i've seen in a very long time. >> i think this is the worst that i've ever seen. you know? and it's kind of getting used to the idea of being homeless. >> this is where we all grew up. >> this is all we've known. >> our whole life, and now all our neighbors, look at what they have to come home to. it's horrible. >> it is my pleasure to announce the arrest of damon anthony
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>> we've seen boat after boat filled with evacuees. the rescues are done by neighbors helping neighbors. >> i'm drowning. get my dog. >> maybe she's gone. >> no, she'd better not be. >> i got your dog out. [ gunfire ] >> shots fired. shots fired. injured officers here. >> he had a gun in hisan >> my brother was 23. he didn't have a felony record. he got a two-year-old baby that got to grow up without him. how are we supposed to explain that? >> we're not killing us. you're killing us. >> i don't want to change. everyone talks about are you going to pivot? i don't want to pivot. you have to be you. >> when someone shows you who they are, believe them. >> and the guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it, put it to my
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i was like, i put my hands up. i was like whatever. he took our money. is there any concern that ryan lochte and his teammates may have been trying to cover something up. >> i couldn't comment on that. >> you'll learn. don't worry about it. >> we're so ready. it's fun when we go out and we don't have to think about anything. >> we should mention closing ceremonies of the rio games on sunday. >> what are we going to do without any boast about, and no more samba? >> mercifully, no more samba. after this friday, or after today. >> do you think the viewers are grateful for that as well? are they going to miss it? >> i think they're all very grateful. a lot of things happening in the week ahead. national white chocolate day next week. >> i like that. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." olympic swimmers gunnar bejts -- bentz and jack conger heading back to the u.s. right now. the pair was booed as authorities say a story of an armed robbery in rio was made up, but the swimmers may be telling a different story. big changes in store for the if hillary clinton wins the election, it will stop accepting corporate and foreign donations and bill clinton would resign from the board. the administration acknowledges a payment was used to iran in the release of several prisoners. the state department still insists it was not a ransom payment. health officials in south florida say at least two cases of the zika virus were
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in the miami beach area. those are some of the top stories we're following on this friday, august 19th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin this half hour with the latest on that scandal involving four u.s. olympic swimmers. two of them are on their way back to the united states. >> jack conger and gunnar bentz. you see them there. boarding i flight in brazil thursday night. they're due arrive in miami just after the trip comes hours after the investigators say the pair along with teammates ryan lochte and james feigen were not robbed at gunpoint. sources who spoke to the swimmers insist their version still holds up. adrienne bankert has the story. >> reporter: olympic athletes jack conger and gunnar bentz heckled as they leave a rio police station in a walk of
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hours questioned by authorities. stemming from the four men's claims they were robbed at gunpoint outside the olympic village sunday, police saying there was no robbery. federal brazilian police sources saying at least one of the four olympic swimmers are seen breaking down a bathroom door and getting into a fight with a security guard. rewind to tuesday and the controversial interview lochte first gave to nbc news. >> a guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it, put it to my forehead. he said, "get down." i put my hands up like whatever. >> reporter: lochte saying the gun was only pointed in his direction. returning to the u.s. on wednesday. thursday night, conger and bentz seen at the airport to finally come home. sources who spoke to all four swimmers tell abc news they were, in fact, held up by armed gunmen until the gunmen were paid hundreds of dollars which they say is verified by police video. members of the ioc conducting their own investigation and
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>> let's give these kids a break. sometimes you take actions that you later regret. >> reporter: rio's chief of police saying the athletes should apologize, telling brazilian tv network, globo, the only truth is they say they were drunk. and sources close to the four swimmers are saying the brazilian government is lying about what really happened and they're blowing this whole thing out of proportion. apologized to the people of brazil and of rio, and we have a producer who is on board that plane at this hour with them. he said they were the first to board. they are seated at the back of the plane. he spoke with one of them. he said the last 24 to 48 hours have been quite the ordeal. >> it's interesting. there are a lot of people jumping on the team, the four involved at least, outright calling them liars, but it does
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how much is still up for debate, of course, and between brazilian authorities and what comes out as they continue to interview the swimmers remains to be seen. >> and the video shows that they did have a gun pointed in their direction. they did have their hands up at some point. >> money did change hands. and the brazilians were saying they offered the money to mitigate the damage at the gas station. but offering money with a gun pointed to you -- >> and when you're wasted. a whole different matter. let's move on, shall we? donald trump and his running mate are expected to go to the flood zone in louisiana. trump told a crowd the state is "very, very special to me." a spokesman for the louisiana governor said he's not been contacted by the trump campaign. president obama has come under fire for not cutting short his vacation to console flood victims.
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started hitting southern louisiana. most of the water has receded. the scenes of devastation are staggering as you look at the images. it's the largest natural disaster to hit the u.s. since superstorm sandy in 2012. on the west coast, a new fire in the santa barbara county back country. the ray fire has forced the evacuation of a campground and camp for boys. it's burned at least 600 acres further south, some residents are returning home in san bernardino has crews gain some more control of the blue cut fire. abc is at the fire zone. >> reporter: 1500 firefighters are up against the ferocious blue cut fire. >> it was advancing. 30, 40 miles per hour with the wind behind it easy. >> reporter: with low containment, crews are battling the heat, wind and flames. >> there is no way to outrun it. >> reporter: at times so fierce, they've made rare helicopter
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night. though mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted, and a major freeway reopened, some people are still being told to get out. >> if it comes up toward that crest, we're gone. >> reporter: thursday the fire once again coming dangerously close to neighborhoods. angela adams not feeling it was necessary to leave. >> as soon as it comes to the top of the hill over there and starts to come down, i was packed and ready to go. >> reporter: fire crews facing another night of grueling conditions as they try to get ahold of this massive fire. in california, abc news. a north texas couple is suing the maker of crocs after their toddler's foot got caught in an escalator. according to the lawsuit, the escalator tore off an extensive section of skin requiring emergency surgery. it claims the crocs are poorly designed. crocs says it does not comment on pending legislation.
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privacy lawsuit by hulk hogan. guamer filed for bankruptcy after it was ordered to pay hogan $140 million in damages for publishing a sex video. and billionaire peter thiel revealed his private campaign against the site. this week gawker agreed to sell to see univision. and uber is rolling out self-driving cars in pittsburgh. people will be able to the cars with a smart phone app. the cars will come with human backup drivers to handle any unexpected situations because uber is still testing the service, and the rides will be free. twitter has launched its own war on terror. the website has suspended me than 200,000 accounts for terror-related activity. the spike in suspensions follows a string of recent attacks around the world. after facing accusations of not doing enough to stop terrorism on its network, twitter increased daily suspensions by
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an american has held onto the title of the world's greatest athlete. >> ashton eaton. he's the first repeat winner of the decathalon in 32 years. thompson pulled off the feat in 1980 and 1984. eaton's win means he and his wife are now both bringing home medals from rio. she took the bronze in the heptathlon competing for canada. americans went men's shot put. ryan crouser took the gold. joe kovatz took the silver. and jamaica's usain bolt is hinting that this olympics may be his last. if it is, he's going out in style. he's again pulled off the olympic double winning the 200 meters with his gold in the 100. he's now the second all-time
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track and field medals with eight. and bolt can tie the record tonight in the 4 by 100 meter relay. he says to do it back to back is difficult, so to do it three times is just impossible, but yet he was able to achieve that sort of success. >> he seems to manage the impossible all the time and makes it look easy. >> with a smile. >> that's the part that gets me. if i'm running a quarter mile, i'm not smiling. >> and the united states makes history on the mat, the first american woman to win gold in wrestling. she beat the three-time defending gold medalist in japan to take the 53-kilogram freestyle division. and the americans now have an even 100 medals in rio. >> you get a sense we're dominating this year's games. >> and 100 is a similar number to the number belize has. >> it does have a zero in common. thank you. thanks. just continue to bring down my
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well, coming up, a terrifying moment in the sky. the engine igniting on board this passenger plane with hundreds of people on board, and it was forced to make an emergency landing. >> and new developments in the deadly water slide accident. the two women on the raft with the boy who passed away are now speaking out. first, a look at today's temps. "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. you're approaching 65, now's the time to get your ducks in a row. to learn about medicare, and the options you have. you see, medicare doesn't cover everything - only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so if 65 is around the corner, think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insunce company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans,
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engine caught fire. more than 300 people were on board the qatar airways jet. no one was hurt. former nfl star darin sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for drugging and raping women. sharper's voice broke as he told the judge he would like to apologize a thousand times to the women he harmed and to his friends and family. he said he's trying to figure out why he did it. now to new developments in the deadly water slide accident in kansas. >> the women raft with the young boil who was killed are speaking out as we learn more about the investigation. linsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: more questions about just what caused the death of ten-year-old caleb schwab as he road down the world's tallest water slide at this kansas city water park. for the first time, the two women in the raft with him are speaking out, both suffered facial injuries. the duo released a statement through their lawyers saying, "being mothers ourselves, we can
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some comfort in knowing we're doing everything we know how to do to stop something from happening again to any other family." the ride, which translates to insane in german features multiperson rafts. it goes up to speeds of 70 miles per hour. [ screams ] each raft is supposed to carry between 400 and 550 pounds. police initially said one person weighed 140 pounds, another 170, and caleb would have had to weigh 90 pounds to make the 400-pound raft limit. police say weight taken at the hospital after the accident said one person weigh ed 275 pounds, another 197, and a third 73 pounds putting the combined weight at 545 pounds. abc news, new york. >> apparently there were issues with this ride when it first opened two years ago.
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even in the weeks leading up to caleb's death, there were reports of the harnesses not working properly and rafts coming off the slides. lots that investigators are still looking into. >> and that investigation is in the early stages right now. we know while the park itself is reopened, that ride will be closed for at least the rest of this year. we have more news coming up. >> you're watching "world news now."
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? many of us have been very into the olympics, of course. but they're now over and they only happen every four years. >> yes, but there's a new sport, extreme one, perfect for the summer that we may be seeing more of. >> reporter: this is fly boarding. the very latest in extreme sports with a twist of sci-fi. >> the best thing about fly boarding is you're up in the air
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>> reporter: those pushing the boundaries, women, the world over. flping far above the water is jemma weston, fly boarding where no one has flown before. >> you feel a little bit like a super hero. >> reporter: attached to a hover board powered by the force of water. pumped through a hose by a jetsky. only invented in 2011 by a professional just skier. jemma couldn't resist it. i get the sense you were not sitting still as a child? >> i didn't as a child, and still now. those who know me are like calm down. >> reporter: she's a stunt woman. appearing in "the hobbit" trilogy, "spartacus," and "pete's dragon." only discovering fly boarding a few years ago. she entered the world cup in dubai as an unknown. she crushed it, taking first
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how many back flips can you do? >> the most i can do before i hit the water is three. >> reporter: after the world cup win, she wanted to win big this year and bring fly boarding to the masses. on her own, 8,000 miles away from home, even a bad-ass fly boarder gets homesick. she called her little brother, also a fly boarder, to join her. >> we've always been jumping off roofs and onto trampolines, using sheets as parachutes. >> reporter: they're one of the only brother/sister duos in the sport today. they train in florida with a power fly team. this year two of them competed in france. jemma stuns in the opening rounds and semifinals. >> a great competition. the girls are good. >> reporter: little brother beau placed sixth overall in the men's division.
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to the top spot. the champ once again. proving what this brother sister duo have known all along. >> it's a national bird but flightless bird so they can't fly. we're proving that kiwis can fly. >> reporter: abc news, florida. >> awesome. during the early stages of it, one of my buddies, we were doing it on live tv in san diego. the guy get on board like -- he slammed into the water not as planned. they've come a long way since then. >> did you try it? >> no. it looks so cool, though. >> there's a part of me that wants to try it, and another part, probably my brain, tells me to stay away. >> the world cup for that is in
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>> you can go 30 feet above the water. ter. that's high. nape naples, florida next month.
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it's friday. it's friday. "insomniac theater" time. two movies set in a very different time but with an underlying theme of war. >> let's start with "war dogs." directed by todd phillips. it stars jonah hill and miles entrepreneurs who land a $300 million government contract to arm american allies in afghanistan. the pair quickly find themselves in way over their heads, and dealing with some shady characters. >> wait. what? okay. how much for the ammo? >> ten cents a round. >> i'm sorry you're on a terrorist watch list? >> you work for homeland security. relax. >> you two should probably talk to sullivan.
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tomorrow morning at 10. i can't spend more than 48 hours in this dump. >> that's what i always say vegas is a two-day down. >> i was talking about america. >> critics giving "war dogs" mixed reviews. one saying, it raises questions about the economic imperatives of war while masquerading as a buddy comedy. and another calls it slickly and noisily entertaining in a cue the next montage way. >> an amazing true story. next up, a remake of the 1959 "ben-hur." a fictional jewish prince enslaved by the romans, the story of redemption and revenge giving way to stories of love and passion. there's plenty updated in the remake, including big-budget action scenes. >> you will see them fight for
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>> you should have stayed away. >> you should have killed me. >> i will. >> them be fighting words. critics are tough on the updated "ben-hur," pointing out various shortcomings. one saying what it lacks most of exist. but it's not all bad. another saying, it doesn't eclipse the predecessor, but it doesn't crash and burn and that's something of a miracle. >> thank you, i think. >> the thing is they did have a big, big shoes to fill here. >> huge. 11 oscars for the predecessor. and charlton heston, although this one has god. >> morgan freeman. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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breaking news, two u.s. olympians are heading home from rio after talking to police for hours. outrage is growing in brazil as police say they lied about being robbed at gunpoint but the swimmers are sticking to their story. we have new reaction from the u.s. team overnight. donald trump's campaign seems to enter a new phase with a surprising statement overnight. he heads to the louisiana flood zone today, president break from his vacation to see the worst natural disaster in four years? a sailboat crew makes an urgent call for help as their boat starts taking on water and then they make a difficult decision. and lightning bolt. usain bolt does it again winning gold in the 200 meters, so why isn't he happy? a good friday morning to you all. we have breaking news this


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